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Old 01-13-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Cracked Casing

Hi Guys.

So, I've discovered a tiny horseshoe shaped crack in the back casing of my 300. It's not huge, when I pointed it out to my wife I had to turn it a certain way for her to see it.

My concern is the crack spreading, I think it already has actually. (Or maybe I'm just freakishly paranoid). I did some searching in the forum, and in the Kindle forum, crazy glue was recommended to seal a cracked Kindle. Can anyone second this? I wouldn't mind having some feedback before I decide to proceed.

I haven't dropped it yet, and it's been in a case since I received it, so I'm not sure how it happened. The only reason I knew it was there was because I felt it with my finger when I was reading.

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Old 01-13-2010, 11:05 PM   #2
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Superglue might work. it sounds like a pretty thin crack though. So the glue might not actually get into the crack where it needs to be to do the job. Also, superglue dries with lightning speed, not giving you any time to work it into place. If it opens up enough to say get a fingernail into it, then you might go with an epoxy or something similar that give you a little time. Then you can use an old credit card or something similar as a putty knife to squeegee the glue into the crack and then scrape the excess for a clean finish. If the crack is too thin to get glue "inside" the crack, then you are better off gluing a piece of plastic over the crack like a bandage. But feeling that would annoy me more than the crack. I would wait and see if it gets worse before taking action.

Optimally, you should remove the case and repair it rather than fix the case with the electronics inside. But that is usually more than most people want to do.

oh and is the crack near a screw? I may have been over torqued at assembly
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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Still under warranty? Return/exchange it?
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:10 AM   #4
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I'd send it back if it's still under warranty. I just wouldn't even attempt a repair - as that might void the warranty.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

I think I will just hang tight with it, and keep an eye on the crack. I really can't see myself trying to do an self repair.

It works fine, so right now I really can't justify taking it back, especially since the one I have now is a replacement from an earlier reader.

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Old 01-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #6
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You could take a picture of the crack to serve as a reference (to see if it grows).
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:34 PM   #7
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You may be able to get it repaired for a lot cheaper than breaking it by trying to fix it yourself then having to buy a new one.
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You may be able to get it repaired for a lot cheaper than breaking it by trying to fix it yourself then having to buy a new one.
Agreed.
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